Requesting a specific model from a car rental company.
March 3, 2009 4:27 AM Subscribe
How can I rent a specific model of car from a rental car company in Baltimore Washington Airport?
posted by bchaplin to Travel & Transportation (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I need to fly into BWI and rent a car for a weekend. I do this a lot. The catch is, I only like specific models. I.e., Ford Focus is fine, Fusion is not. Certain cars are comfortable for my body shape, some are not. And in my experience, there's no way to guarantee that I'll even get a model in the class I ask for. Lots of times I've paid for a subcompact and I end up getting an SUV because that's all they have. It all seems fairly random.
I am a short person, and for me comfort in a car has to do with seat shape, viewing angles, and a lot of other factors. Cars I like include Ford Focus, Nissan Versa, Hyundai Accent, Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, Nissan Sentra.
Is there any company that is better than others at letting a customer request a specific model?